Editorials

Change in election law will hurt Hamtramck voters

It’s not often we talk about issues outside of Hamtramck. But recently Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, signed into law two very bad pieces of election law that…

With a new year, it’s time for a new beginning in city hall

It’s a new year and already we are off to a rocky start, politically speaking. City Councilmember Anam Miah distributed an open letter to the community making scathing…

News

Under cover of darkness, blight festers in the city

Under cover of darkness, blight festers in the city

  By Charles Sercombe It’s a mystery. For some reason, one location in the center…

Major lawsuit dealt a blow

Major lawsuit dealt a blow

By Charles Sercombe A former city department head was dealt a potentially fatal setback in…

A family legacy ends

A family legacy ends

  By Charles Sercombe After 26 years on the bench, Hamtramck 31st District Court Judge…

Special Editorial: City officials botch a perfect public relations opportunity

Special Editorial: City officials botch a perfect public relations opportunity

  You’d think that when 6,000 people are coming to visit your town local officials…

~Homestead Millage

Business

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

  By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck shopping landmark is now history. The Polish Market on Jos. Campau and Belmont abruptly announced it was closing this past weekend on…

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

  By Charles Sercombe A few years ago a former Polish bakery sat empty and falling apart on Conant near Evaline. But much like the rest of Conant…

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

  Jos. Campau business owners who are thinking about getting a new sign this year have a helping hand waiting. The city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is once…

News

Shortfall in Fire Department budget raises questions on future funding

Shortfall in Fire Department budget raises questions on future funding

  By Charles Sercombe One thing is for certain in the coming months: City officials need to have a serious discussion on how to fund the Fire…

Features

For some kids, getting tucked into bed is only a dream

For some kids, getting tucked into bed is only a dream

By Charles Sercombe Thanks to an ongoing project, it’ll be sweet dreams for more kids in Hamtramck and the surrounding neighborhoods. While many of us have a…

Editorials

A fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to Hamtramck

History will likely be kind to former Mayor Robert Kozaren. He was the city’s longest serving mayor, having been in office for 18 years, and he is…

Sports

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

By Alan Madeleine Last week, Hamtramck High’s boys’ varsity baseball team won their first district championship since … well, since anybody can seem to remember. And the…